CAMPBELL, Calif. – February 28, 2011 – Coulomb Technologies today announced that Posty Cards has installed the first publicly available ChargePoint® networked charging station in the Kansas City Metropolitan area at its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can earn a company LEED building credit and the Posty Cards headquarters facility is seeking to become Platinum LEED Certified, the highest energy and environmental designation available in the United States. Sales and installation of the ChargePoint stations was completed by Lilypad EV via Coulomb’s Midwest/Chicago distributor Carbon Day Automotive.
“The ChargePoint station is a further example of our commitment to sustainability, and we hope this installation will support and raise awareness that electric vehicles will soon be available throughout Missouri,” said Erick Jessee, President of Posty Cards. “Even better, we are encouraging our employees and the public at large to consider owning electric vehicles as a cleaner, more efficient mode of transportation.”
ChargePoint networked charging stations are managed by the ChargePoint® Network. This enables Posty Cards to control access to their corporate ChargePoint stations, enabling only authorized users to charge their vehicles. ChargePoint also reports on electricity consumption for accounting and budgeting purposes, and green house gas emission reductions for each user. ChargePoint provides EV drivers the ability to locate and navigate to charging stations anywhere on the ChargePoint Network, and check station availability from any smart phone or web browser. The ChargePoint Network also facilitates EV trip mapping, driver billing, 24/7 driver assistance, and energy savings measurements.
Coulomb’s CT2100 ChargePoint charging stations have dual outputs that deliver charge simultaneously. Stations supply both a 7.2 kW Level II output delivering 208 - 240 VAC @ 30 Amps via a standard SAE J1772™ connector attached by a fixed 18-foot cable, and a 2 kW Level 1 output delivering 120 VAC @ 16 Amps via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door.
The Posty Cards new headquarters facility features the largest solar panel installation in the Kansas City region, solar heated water, high-efficiency variable volume HVAC, natural lighting with active artificial lighting controls, rain water reclamation for irrigation and flushing toilets, and native plant landscaping. The project, led by Turner Construction Company and McHenry Shaffer Mitchell Architects, is expected to be the first LEED Platinum manufacturing facility in the United States.
Posty Cards has been helping companies nationwide build and maintain relationships with clients and employees for over 63 years. We design, manufacture and sell business birthday cards, thank you cards, Christmas greeting cards, calendars and more at the lowest prices available. Cards are personalized with names, signatures and logos inside and return addresses on the envelopes. All cards are printed with soy ink and many are printed on recycled or FSC certified paper. Cards are packaged with recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials. Our Sustainable Sentiments® line of recycled greeting cards includes environmentally inspired designs for users who want to portray concern for the environment. In addition to seeking LEED Platinum for our recent expansion, all electricity is 100% offset by renewable wind power and our catalogs are printed on FSC certified paper. For more information, visit www.postycards.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/postycards.
LilyPad EV is the Kansas and Missouri reseller for Coulomb Technologies. We sell, install, and maintain Coulomb Electric Vehicle Charging Stations under Midwest distributor Carbon Day Automotive in Chicago. LilyPad EV proudly partners with area Plug In Readiness Task Forces, and other interested parties, to actively help regions prepare for the arrival of plug in vehicles. LilyPad EV is a member of the Kansas City, St. Louis, Central Kansas, and Springfield, Missouri Plug in Readiness Task Forces. Our purpose is to ensure that people who purchase electric vehicles will be able to charge them as necessary…where they live, work, play, and shop. Our business model helps organizations move towards their sustainability goals while creating a new revenue streams. Visit www.lilypadev.com for more information or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging systems and application services, with the ChargePoint Network now operating in 14 countries, and Network Operations Centers in the U.S., London, and Hong Kong. The ChargePoint Network first went live in January of 2009. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet Managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.